LambdaConf is one of the largest and most respected interdisciplinary conferences on functional programming in the world, and with your help, we aim to make 2017 the best year yet!
Applying to volunteer at LambdaConf, and subsequently being accepted, comes with many benefits and carries many responsibilities. Please read through this list so you know what you're signing up for!
LambdaConf Has High Expectations. We expect all volunteers to put in 40 hours (on average; some require less) either before or during the conference (some positions require both). All Volunteers are expected to fulfill all stated duties and interact with and keep conference organizer(s) informed of progress in a timely manner. In exchange, we provide free access to all conference materials and events, housing during the conference, a volunteer appreciation dinner (Wednesday May 24th, the night before the conference starts), and special t-shirts.
LambdaConf Is A Professional Event. All attendees, volunteers, staff, and speakers are required to uphold the FantasyLand Code of Professionalism, which dictates how people may behave at the event. The short version is that people may not engage in harassment, stereotyping, discrimination, or judgmental language. The full version can be found here: http://fantasyland.institute/initiatives/COC.html.
LambdaConf Will Promote You. If your application is accepted, you are granting us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right to use your (preferred) name, (preferred) photo, and volunteer position/title for promotion of the conference, functional programming, and the education of developer communities worldwide.
LambdaConf Is Switzerland. LambdaConf does not endorse the views of any speaker, volunteer, attendee, vendor, sponsor, or staff member. More than that, LambdaConf will not ban anyone from the conference for their political, religious, philosophical, or moral views, so long as they can uphold LambdaConf's Code of Professionalism at the event. We will work to ensure all people are protected from harassment, discrimination, stereotyping, and judgmental language, to ensure the event remains professional and focused on the goals of the conference. You do not have to agree with this stance, but if you cannot respect it, then please do not submit an application.
Please complete the following survey to help us determine your area of interest, and help ensure your success as a LambdaConf 2017 volunteer. Once you have completed the survey, Courtney De Goes will set up an interview with you to talk about your preferred volunteer position and welcome you to the team.